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Financial Assistance

What is Wellness for All? A financial assistance program that is designed to assist those with limited financial resources to participate in programs offered by the Recreation and Culture Division. Registration fees are shared equally between the registrant, program donor and the City of Welland.

Wellness for All

Criteria for Receiving Funding

  • Interested applicants must be resident of Welland
  • Must demonstrate financial limitation
  • Funding must be available in the applicants age bracket in order to be considered
  • Funding may not always be available as it is based on donations from community organizations
  • Completion of an application form and follow-up interviews are required

Enrich Lives – Make a Donation

The Wellness For All Financial Assistance Program relies on generous donations from community groups, local businesses and individuals to operate successfully. All donations are matched dollar for dollar by the City of Welland. 100% of donations made go directly to residents of Welland through the Wellness For All program. Charitable tax receipts available upon donation. For more information or to make a donation to the Wellness For All Financial Assistance Program please call 905-735-1700 ext. 4000.

Host an Event

Why not host an event to raise funds for the Wellness For All Financial Assistance Program? Be creative! Host a birthday party, staff barbecue, charity softball game, ball hockey tournament, golf tournament, weekend bike tour, show'n shine car show, or even a garage sale.

For information regarding the Wellness For All Financial Assistance Program or to book an appointment for an interview, call 905-735-1700 ext. 4000


Kidsport Niagara
Provides grant assistance to local children 18 years old or younger who are facing financial barriers preventing them from joining organized sport.
Telephone: 905-708-7364

Supports participation of eligible children and youth (0-18 years) in the sport, recreational or cultural activity of their choice.
Telephone: 905-984-6900 or 1-800-263-7215 ext. 3797

Financial assistance for children ages 4-18 to participate in organized sports and recreation programs. Grants cannot be awarded in conjunction with other subsidy programs.
Hope Centre: 905-788-0744

Welland/ Pelham Chamber of Commerce
Community Sports Fund awarded to sports and recreational organizations involved in charitable events hosted in Welland or Pelham. Telephone: 905-732-7515